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Solution Designer

£50000 - £78000 per annum Benefits



Solution Architect/Designer – Java / Mobile / Agile

My client is currently looking for a permanent Solution Architect or Designer to be based from there Manchester office. As the Solution Architect you will have strong knowledge and preferably a background in Mobile applications architecture or enterprise applications architecture with experience across Java related environments.

The Solution Architect will be responsible for gathering detailed business requirements, performing evaluations of current and prospective technology environments as well as producing end to end solutions and designs and managing senior stakeholders and presenting designs and design roadmaps to the business.

Essential experience:

  • Exposure to Solutions Design or Architecture within a Mobile or similar development environment
  • Exposure to Jira, Wiki, Confluence
  • Ability/experience to work within a Java Server Side development environment
  • Exposure to a range of databases including SQL, MySQL and Oracle
  • Understanding Network/Infrastructure designs
  • Demonstrable experience of hands on design of detailed software solutions


  • Mobile specific skills such as Android or iOS technology
  • Understanding of Mainframe and mobile integration
  • Exposure to designing online services

If the role is of interest, please submit your CV in the first instance.

Solution Architect/Designer – Java / Mobile / Agile

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£45000 - £65000 per annum

Solution Architect / Solution Designer

Manchester City Centre

Java / Mobile experience desirable

McGregor Boyall are currently conducting a recruitment campaign for a Manchester city centre based company for a number of Solution Architects / Designers. Our client is a large financial company but with a small FinTech start up feel! They are responsible for countless revolutionary technology products within the financial sector and have many of the highest rated apps in their chosen field…in fact one of their apps has recently won an award for the Best in the UK in their market!

Their offices are based in the city centre of Manchester, easily commutable from most Greater Manchester areas!

As our successful Solution Architect you will have a background in Solutions design / architecture and experience in one or more of the following;

  • Software Development – Java / C / C# etc
  • Mobile Development
  • Gathering requirements (Functional and Non Functional)
  • Producing E2E Solutions and Designs

We have a number of positions and can be flexible around skills set because of this. The roles are offering unrivalled career progression and are pivotal hires for this growing team. Package includes Pension, Healthcare, Bonus, 25 days holiday and more.

Please apply via the link or contact Nikki Koller at McGregor Boyall for a confidential discussion.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.